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Sharples ‘N’ Grant issues sun risk reminder

Ultra violet rays are well renowned for being detrimental to our health but research has shown that dogs are just as likely to get skin cancer as humans.

The study has shown that a third of all tumours in canines are related to the sun’s harmful rays, but using human sun cream is toxic for dogs.

Paul Pugh, marketing director of Sharples ‘N’ Grant, the UK distributor of Petkin dog sunscreen products, said: “People may argue that fur protects a dog from sun damage, but you have to also think that humans have a full head of hair and still get skin cancer. It affects short-haired breeds more than long haired breeds, but both varieties are at risk.”

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